I made these lactation cookies to promote milk production for breastfeeding. They’re yummy! My supply is actually an oversupply. I ate these in the days leading up to giving birth as well as after Kurt was born. Perhaps they had something to do with the abundance of milk I came into.
I came up with the recipe based on a few that I looked at online. It seems like the key ingredients for milk production are probably:
- Brewer’s yeast (can not use any other kind of yeast – not nutritional yeast or other)
- Ground flaxseed (also helpful for treating PCOS)
- Oats and wheat germ (fiber is supposed to be good for milk supply)
- Organic Butter (healthy animal fat)
It’s very easy to veganize this recipe; instructions for both regular and vegan are below.
Ingredients (with vegan option)
- 3 tablespoons ground flaxseed
- 5 tablespoons water
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The other day Heather posted about some tahini cookies and I wanted to try them. She was inspired by Cookies & Crafts.
Maple Tahini Cookies
(They did taste better than they look.)
- 1/4 cup tahini
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1.25 cup flour (I used buckwheat farinetta)
- 1 T cornstarch
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Mix everything together. Scoop onto a greased baking sheet (heaping soup spoon of batter for each cookie?). Try to put them farther apart than I did. I didn’t want to dirty two pans but I should have because they expanded. Bake at 350F for 8-9 minutes. Eat.
These were good. Next time I will make them with regular flour as buckwheat farinetta tends to have a bit of an odd flavor that not everyone likes. (I like it, but for example, Bobby does not.) I might add some coconut flakes too. Yum.
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And now for the rest of our Williamsburg trip recap…
- We found a bed and breakfast using BedandBreakfast.com: The Williamsburg Manor. The place was amazing. I would definitely recommend it and we will certainly be back. The owner, Laura, was attentive and helpful. The innkeeper (the woman who cleaned and made our breakfasts), Stephanie, was also great. She gave us so many good recommendations for places to go and things to see.
- After settling in, we went out to dinner at the Blue Talon Bistro. I got the Nicoise Salad, Bobby got the Hamburger, and we split a “side” of grilled cheese. The side was huge though – we couldn’t finish it together. I grabbed a gigantic cookie on the way out. It was some kind of chocolate-nut thing and it was incredible. Too buttery for Bobby, but not for me.
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